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Describes community spirit, everyone helped everyone. Describes how community rallied together to care for a woman who had broken her hip. Relates story of worm pills for Doreen, bought by her Mother.

"in a pretty little white box with a carnation on top and covered with hundreds of thousands and Doreen didn't like those ones so she gave them to Mrs Shede ... who ate the lot ... and was up and down all night...blamed it on some wholemeal bread given to Mrs Shede"

Talks about writing to the boys during the war.